L’inconsolabile is the volume documenting the recent solo show of Francesco Carone at Villa Pacchiani in Santa Croce sull’Arno. The curators of the exhibition Ilaria Mariotti and Alessandro Rabottini, authors of the texts in the catalogue, dialogue with the artist and explore some of the main themes of his research.
In his works, Carone refers to myth as a tool for man to narrate, to talk about himself and his existence in the world. The term “inconsolable” in the title of the publication is an explicit reference to the author Cesare Pavese’s reading of the myth of Orpheus, the protector of the arts, who with his lyre animates the inanimate but cannot elude death.
Speakers: FRANCESCO CARONE (artist); ILARIA MARIOTTI (curator of the show and the volume, Director of Villa Pacchiani Expressive Arts Activity Centre, Santa Croce sull’Arno (PI), Professor of Contemporary Art History at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milano); ALESSANDRO RABOTTINI (author of one of the volume’s texts, Artistic Director of Fondazione In Between Art Film)